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  • Sunday May 15, 3pm Newark HS
    Final Spring Concert
  • May 15, 2022 at Newark High School
    Featuring Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and Youth Concerto Winners College Level Concerto Competition Winner, Genevieve Hahn, Voice    Piangero la sorte mia from Giulio Cesare by Handel Donde lieta from La Boheme by Puccini The Jewel Song from Faust by Gounod High School Level Concerto Competition Winner, Junxue Huang, Violin Violin Concerto, Op. 35 , Tchaikovsky High School Level Concerto Competition Winner, Gabriela Salvador-Riera           Violin Concerto …

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  • Sunday April 10th
  • Pianist Giampiero Bugliarello Sunday April 10, 2022
    Giampiero Bugliarello began studying piano at the age of four under the guidance of Ketty Teriaca. At age 11, he joined the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory in Catania led by Carmelo Pappalardo, with whom he graduated with the highest honors in piano performance. He pursued his Master in Piano Performance and obtained the title of Doctor of Musical Arts at The Catholic University of America, under the …

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  • Upcoming Concert March 13, 2022
  • Rodney Cleveland, soloist March 13th
    Rodney Cleveland is a native of Hartwell Georgia. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Anderson College in Anderson, SC and his Master of Sacred Music degree from Emory University. He is the former dean of the Jacksonville Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Rodney is currently the Director of Music and Organist at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Organist at Main Street United Methodist Church in Greenwood SC. In addition to being an active recitalist, he has been the accompanist for the Greenwood Festival Chorale, Greenwood High School, Emerald High School, and many productions at the Greenwood Community Theater. While in Florida Rodney led several choir tours to Europe. Two highlights were having his Presbyterian choir sing for high mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and signing an informal concert at Notre Dame in Paris. On March 1, 2022 Rodney will be welcomed as the new Organist, Chior Director and Handbell Director at First Presbyterian Church of Newark. Rodney joins Newark Symphony Orchestra in Concert on Sunday March 13.
  • POSTPONED December 11 Concert
    We regret to announce that the December 11th concert is postponed out of an abundance of caution due to the rise in Covid case numbers in the region and the recent exposure of several orchestra members to Covid.  We will do our best to reschedule the concert after the first of the year.  If you have pre purchased tickets, they will be held until a new date …

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  • NSO Annual Appeal
    It’s that time of year again! Soon you will be receiving our annual appeal letter in your mailbox. This is your opportunity to support your favorite local orchestra. If you would like to read the letter from our board president and download the pledge card here and mail in you may do so, or you can donate online. Thank you so much for your continued support. …

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  • NSO at Newark Community Day 9/19/2021
    Community day has been Cancelled by the City of Newark! NSO will have a booth at Newark Community Day – Sunday, 11am to 4pm September 19, 2021 (Rain Date Sunday, September 26, 2021).This event is held on the town green, on both sides of Delaware Ave. The exact location of our NSO booth is not determined until closer to the date.For full details on Community Day, …

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  • Announcing 2021-2022 NSO Concerto Competition
    The Newark Symphony Orchestra 2021-2022 Betsy L. Kent Concerto Competition is here! Open to high school and college level applicants. Applications due October 15th. More information and application forms at newarksymphony.org/concerto-competitions.
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Join us May 15th at 3pm to hear some very talented young musicians. Buy your tickets online Gabriela Salvador-Riera is a 10th grade vocal and strings major at Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington. She began playing violin at age six in Valencia, Spain, and has been studying with Julianne Murphy Ruiz at the Music School of Delaware (MSD) since 2015. Gabriela is an alum of the Sphinx Performance Academy at the Curtis Institute in 2018, 2019, and 2021, and at Cleveland Institute of Music in 2020; She is a two-year recipient of the SPA X-Factor Award, and in 2019 was awarded the prestigious Sphinx MPower Grant to continue her studies in the Honors Program at Music School of Delaware. This past summer she participated in the 2021 Heifetz PEG Institute, where she studied with Francesca dePasquale. In 2021, Gabriela was selected as one of ten participants of the inaugural national cohort of Fortissima, an artistic and leadership development program for high school-age young women in classical music at the Colburn School, where she is mentored by Karla Donehew-Perez of the Catalyst Quartet. Gabriela is a 1st violin in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) for the 2021-22 season. Since 2020, Gabriela has been a PMAY artist, and that year was named a Coastal Concerts Scholarship winner.

At the Music School of Delaware, Gabriela was concertmaster of the Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra (DYSO) for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, under the direction of Maestro Simeone Tartaglione. She was named winner of the 2020 DYSO Concerto Competition, and was 1st Runner-up in the 2021 Delaware Concerto Competition for Young Musicians. She was also a 2020 and 2021 recipient of the MSD Honor Award and Merit Scholarship, and winner of the Estella Hillersohn Frankel Violin Scholarship Competition.

At Cab Calloway, Gabriela is a soprano in the High School Vocal program, concertmaster of the select High School Chamber Orchestra, and a member of the Con Fuego steel drum ensemble. In 2018, she was named Outstanding Student Accompanist in the Festival Disney Vocal Competition in Orlando FL. Gabriela was a soprano in the 2019 Delaware All-State Jr Choir, and distinguished as a top ten violinist in both the 2019 and 2020 Delaware All-State Orchestra. She served as Treasurer of the National Junior Honor Society, and in 2020 was honored with the Cab Calloway Medal, the top arts and academic distinction for 8th grade graduates.
Gabriela volunteers with MELODY (Music Enriches Lives of Delaware Youth), an after-school music program for 5-7 year-old children from the city of Wilmington. She also enjoys reading and participating in musical theater productions.
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Join us May 15th at 3pm to hear some very talented young musicians.  Buy your tickets online Gabriela Salvador-Riera is a 10th grade vocal and strings major at Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington. She began playing violin at age six in Valencia, Spain, and has been studying with Julianne Murphy Ruiz at the Music School of Delaware (MSD) since 2015. Gabriela is an alum of the Sphinx Performance Academy at the Curtis Institute in 2018, 2019, and 2021, and at Cleveland Institute of Music in 2020; She is a two-year recipient of the SPA X-Factor Award, and in 2019 was awarded the prestigious Sphinx MPower Grant to continue her studies in the Honors Program at Music School of Delaware. This past summer she participated in the 2021 Heifetz PEG Institute, where she studied with Francesca dePasquale. In 2021, Gabriela was selected as one of ten participants of the inaugural national cohort of Fortissima, an artistic and leadership development program for high school-age young women in classical music at the Colburn School, where she is mentored by Karla Donehew-Perez of the Catalyst Quartet. Gabriela is a 1st violin in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) for the 2021-22 season. Since 2020, Gabriela has been a PMAY artist, and that year was named a Coastal Concerts Scholarship winner.At the Music School of Delaware, Gabriela was concertmaster of the Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra (DYSO) for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, under the direction of Maestro Simeone Tartaglione. She was named winner of the 2020 DYSO Concerto Competition, and was 1st Runner-up in the 2021 Delaware Concerto Competition for Young Musicians. She was also a 2020 and 2021 recipient of the MSD Honor Award and Merit Scholarship, and winner of the Estella Hillersohn Frankel Violin Scholarship Competition.  At Cab Calloway, Gabriela is a soprano in the High School Vocal program, concertmaster of the select High School Chamber Orchestra, and a member of the Con Fuego steel drum ensemble.  In 2018, she was named Outstanding Student Accompanist in the Festival Disney Vocal Competition in Orlando FL. Gabriela was a soprano in the 2019 Delaware All-State Jr Choir, and distinguished as a top ten violinist in both the 2019 and 2020 Delaware All-State Orchestra. She served as Treasurer of the National Junior Honor Society, and in 2020 was honored with the Cab Calloway Medal, the top arts and academic distinction for 8th grade graduates. Gabriela volunteers with MELODY (Music Enriches Lives of Delaware Youth), an after-school music program for 5-7 year-old children from the city of Wilmington.  She also enjoys reading and participating in musical theater productions.

Joining us on May 15th is one of our high school division winners of the youth concerto competition. Purchase tickets online newarksymphony.org/events/sunday-may-15-2022-300pm-location-tbd-college-level-concerto-competitio…
Junxue (Julius) Huang is a senior at the Haverford School in Haverford, PA. He started playing violin at the age of four and came to the U.S. for high school. Before his departure, Julius has received music training from professors in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Tongji University, and the Shanghai Normal University. After coming to the States, he has followed Mr. Ying Fu, the associate concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra, for four years. He has also taken master classes with principles and concertmasters in prestigious orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Julius has attended many music festivals and garnered awards, including the Hong Kong International String Open Competition, the MTNA state competition, and the Tri-county Chamber Music Competition. He received his diploma in violin performance with distinction from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in 2018 and has appeared as a guest soloist in various universities and schools since then, such as Fudan University in Shanghai and the Haverford Conservatory. He is currently the concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra and the Haverford Orchestra.
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Joining us on May 15th is one of our high school division winners of the youth concerto competition.  Purchase tickets online  https://newarksymphony.org/events/sunday-may-15-2022-300pm-location-tbd-college-level-concerto-competition-winner-genevieve-hahn-voice-piangero-la-sorte-mia-from-giulio-cesare-by-handel/Junxue (Julius) Huang is a senior at the Haverford School in Haverford, PA. He started playing violin at the age of four and came to the U.S. for high school. Before his departure, Julius has received music training from professors in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Tongji University, and the Shanghai Normal University. After coming to the States, he has followed Mr. Ying Fu, the associate concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra, for four years. He has also taken master classes with principles and concertmasters in prestigious orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Julius has attended many music festivals and garnered awards, including the Hong Kong International String Open Competition, the MTNA state competition, and the Tri-county Chamber Music Competition. He received his diploma in violin performance with distinction from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in 2018 and has appeared as a guest soloist in various universities and schools since then, such as Fudan University in Shanghai and the Haverford Conservatory. He is currently the concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra and the Haverford Orchestra.
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